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Water Quality Data Research at EPA

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Water Quality Data Research at EPA with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, NC.

Salary: $30.76 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:

  • Have completed graduate coursework in statistics or biostatistics, and epidemiology;
  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in epidemiologic and statistical methods including experience with case-crossover, time-series, multivariable regression;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of waterborne disease and/or water treatment and distribution;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and have experience working in teams;
  • Proficiency with advanced statistical analyses and programing using R, SAS, or Stata;
  • Experience conducting spatial statistical analysis in ArcGIS and/or R; and
  • Strong communication skills (i.e., written, oral, presentation abilities).

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a completed master’s degree in Epidemiology, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Mathematics, or closely related field from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months and
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.

What the EPA project is about

The Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. Within CPHEA, the Public Health and Environmental Systems Division (PHESD) focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters healthy and safe communities.

Offices within PHESD focus on the adverse public health impacts of environmental exposures. The research utilizes human subject data and publicly available databases to investigate the human health effects of air and water pollutants and other environmental exposures.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Supporting research focusing on health effects;
  • Utilizing spatial statistical methods to develop maps and interactive graphs;
  • Developing summary analysis documents; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email